Stacked Dwelling is a weekend house in Igatpuri, standing on a compact 360 sq m linear plot. The narrative unfolds against the majestic backdrop of the Sahyadris.

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Project Name: Stacked Dwelling
Architecture Firm: DIG Architects
Firm Location: Vile parle east, Mumbai
Completion Year: 2021
Gross Built Area: 2500 sq.ft.
Project location: Igatpuri
Lead Architects: Ar. Amit Khanolkar & Ar. Advait Potnis
Photo credits: Sebastian Zachariah
Design Team: Ar. Advait Potnis, Ar. Amit Khanolkar, Ar. Subodh Pacharne, Ar. Pratha Bhagat, Ar. Fahim Khambati

Stacked Dwelling by DIG Architects - Sheet1
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The name is derived from the organisational strategy which orchestrates the interior spaces as two small houses placed on a platform, albeit cohesive in design vocabulary.

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Stacked Dwelling by DIG Architects - Sheet2
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The home is oriented along the north-south axis, allowing shading through the day. The entrance is marked by a Nilgiri tree. A pool lies on the east; a patio to the west, the latter shielded from direct view by the staff quarters.

Stacked Dwelling by DIG Architects - Sheet3
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The ‘stacked’ concept is intensified through chromatic shifts on the elevation — the dark grey grounding the form; the whiteness adding buoyancy; and the yellow weaving in vibrancy and adding an architectural expression to the form.

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